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The meaning of some common sayings and phrases don't always mean now what they did once upon a time. The study of the history of the English language--or etymology-- is as complicated as it is intriguing, with many of our words strung together from an...
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The Baltimore SunEach week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: GIT No, not the rural American imperative of get, but...
Movie shootouts are often dazzling feats of marksmanship. Few filmmakers have the guts to show their version of "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" the way such gunfights actually go down — dozens of rounds, most missing the mark; pistols popping off,...
Tags: Michael Mann, Firearms, Heat (movie), Sexual Assault, Sex Crimes
This column would be so easy to write if only I worked for OC Weekly. At that rakish-and-proud-of-it publication, just about anything goes, and that includes swear words. But here I am stuck at an apparently family-friendly paper, which poses a...
RapGenius.com Could Be the Future For Explaining Rap Lyrics -- And Just About Everything Else -- OnlineOver the last 10 years, websites that rely on crowdsourcing have become some of the most effective information-based products of the Internet revolution. But one unlikely site with roots in New Haven, RapGenius.com, may be altering the future of...
Satchmo at the Waldorf By Terry Teachout. Directed by Gordon Edelstein. Through Nov. 4 at the Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven. (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org Enter, coughing. Not laughing or blowing his treasured trumpet. The great...
Chicago Tribune reportersThere's been a lot of beard news to comb through this summer: Egypt elected Mohammed Morsi, its first bearded president. In Ohio, the big news is a series of beard- and hair-cutting attacks by Amish people against fellow Amish. Meanwhile, entertainment...
RedEyePhilip Winchester's character, Sgt. Michael Stonebridge, has been wrestling some heavy demons in the new season of "Strike Back." In the season premiere, he was forced to kill one of his Special Air Service trainees. The trainee's brother, former special...
The Baltimore SunPity the anchorman. Andrew Johnson of CTV Vancouver Island was on the air talking to Astrid Braunschmidt, the weather reporter. Transitioning from a story about a town where couples used to come to "canoodle," he said to her, "It's time now for a look at...
If you are entertained by politics, as I am, Joe Biden is the gift that keeps on giving. Speaking to a largely African-American audience in Danville, Va., the vice president accused Mitt Romney of wanting to unchain Wall Street. He then said: They...
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Hookers, rock stars, football coaches, cops, psychiatrists, pickpockets, political policy wonks — every trade has its own insider jargon, every group a lingo or recognition code that separates “ins from outs,” “us from them,”...
-A- ACCAS (usually pronounced ACK-kis) - AltoCumulus CAStellanus; mid-level clouds (bases generally 8 to 15 thousand feet), of which at least a fraction of their upper parts show cumulus-type development. These clouds often are taller than they are wide,...
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